NASA – OMG!! Ice Mission with Josh Willis AKA Climate Elvis

By Catherine | 08/12/2019 |

NASA is in Greenland!!  Josh Willis, Principal Investigator with NASA explores ice melt and warming oceans by day.  His NASA mission is to study where the oceans meet the ice.  OMG!!  Oceans Melting Greenland is his day expedition.  At night he journeys into the nightlife of theater to share the research using comedy and song.  What kinds of songs you ask?  Elvis songs.  Josh Willis IS Climate Elvis by night.  He rocks and rolls to Climate Rock!

I didn’t know where I fit in the world. Van Cat Meow

By Catherine | 08/06/2019 |

Richard East, also known as Van Cat Meow, is a nomad from Tasmania. He and his cat Willow travel around Australia in a van.  “I didn’t know where I fit in the world. If you’d asked me when I was ten what I’d be doing in twenty years’ time, I suspect my answer would have been exactly this. Exploration and adventure — the kinds of things we lose sight of as we’re thrown into adulthood.”

Storytelling. An art of imagination!!

By Catherine | 08/05/2019 |

Through the use of words and movement, Elaine Muray immerses the audience in a unique and intense performance of narrative communications. Elaine recalls the times in her life that she encountered different characters coming into her father’s barber shop. She listened to their stories and then began developing her own characters based on those experiences. She has inspired people of all generations with a storytelling experience.

Human Rights? What is our global obligation?

By Catherine | 07/29/2019 |

Human Rights. What is our global obligation?
My experiences have left me with questions. Whom do we honor and whom do we fight for as a global society?
I did not wake any Saturday or Sunday except to FUNERAL BELLS.
I grew up fairly sheltered and sort of privileged and hadn’t actually confronted death. How do I grapple with my reality when I am witness to some very harsh realities?
Somehow I have to honor the histories that I have become WITNESS to.

Fix YOUR Sentimental Treasures. Visit a Repair Cafe

By Catherine | 07/22/2019 |

We all have sentimental treasures around our home. Some are broken sitting in a drawer. Ah heck, some items are just practical but when they break, our throw-away society is to trash and replace them. Don’t toss it, repair it!! Patrons of North Balwyn’s Repair Cafe in Australia share their thoughts on why they are utilizing Repair Cafe. You will be pleasantly amused with some of the items being repaired and mended.

Right To Repair. Australia’s Kaz and Dan

By Catherine | 07/15/2019 |

Don’t trash that! Repair it!!  The Right to Repair movement is growing across the continents.  What do you do with broken items around your residence?  Kaz and Dan of Victoria, Australia have years of experience tinkering in their shed fixing and mending items.  They are now repairing your items at Repair Cafes around Melbourne and other areas in the state of Victoria.

Homeless once. Now, A Rose Called Candace Nicholas Lippman

By Catherine | 07/08/2019 |

She was homeless once.  Today she is A Rose Called Candace.
Solo performer Candace Nicholas -Lippman struggles with a dysfunctional upbringing.  As an adult she struggled with being homeless.  She says that her struggles are her strength in standing up for social justice. Today she is a writer and a performer. 
Being a victim is not how she wants to come across in her solo story-telling performances.  Candace wants to inspire you and others through her experiences.  “God really had to humble me.  This story is really not for ME.  It’s not about ME.  God is using my talent so that I can tell my story and help change lives.”

C’mon! Discover YOUR Magic Words! Kelsey Formost

By Catherine | 07/01/2019 |

Magic Words?  Who doesn’t love magic?  Magic Words! Actress, script writer and copyright entrepreneur Kelsey Formost shares her innate interest in helping you tell your own story.  

What worries you? Kurt Polzin humanizes the world of oceanography

By Catherine | 06/24/2019 |

What worries YOU? Kurt Polzin humanizes the world of oceanography.
“I worry obsessively on whether or not a multi-million dollar instrument is going to come back from the depths of the ocean or not. When it doesn’t come back, I find myself worrying and sitting there on a boat. I listen to its ping and I know where it is more or less.”

Oceanographer Helen E. Phillips Investigates Currents, Climate Change

By Catherine | 06/17/2019 |

Australian Oceanographer Helen Phillips, PhD was a quiet, introverted drifter growing up. She was comfortable in math and science because she was judged on the exactness, the preciseness of her answers. Her research is on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Helen explains her research and the instruments she uses. She also remarks on climate change and ways that she is trying to bring science findings to the public.